School: BFA in Illustration, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 2004
Inspirations: anatomy, activism, Art Nouveau, books, poetry, old yellowed paper, comics, word play, graffiti, tattoos, lowbrow, maximalism, minimalism, nature
Mediums: acrylic, ink, watercolor, gold leaf, paper, wood, some digital
Me: I’m Kimberly, an illustrator and wordsmith.
My background is varied, my inspirations are varied, and my life is varied – I’ve been a Jeff Koons sculpture technician, a tattoo shop manager, a fashion designer, I’ve restored murals and I’ve painted floors to look like stained wood and inlaid ivory. Also, I am a personal fitness coach with a background in strength training, yoga, Thai massage, meditation, martial arts and figure skating (see RevelHeartFitness.com).
Now, I’m writing a book on my experiences moving from New York to Los Angeles, after an accident restoring a Keith Haring mural resulted in a shattered calcaneus and changed the course of my life – it is about transformation, being broken and broke, being an artist and a lover of movement. I’m a fighter, and I hope you are too.
Thank you for visiting!